The second letters to charles v were written by hernan cortés of spain in 1520 the letters were sent to charles v to justify cortés actions of attacking the aztec's against his superiors order. The second reading, an aztec account of the conquest of mexico, is a selection of nahuatl-language accounts of the spanish conquest of the aztec empire translated and published by eminent mexican anthropologist and historian, miguel león-portilla. Hernán cortés de monroy y pizarro and the city of the aztecs from hernan cortés: from second letter to charles v, 1520 the letter of cortés to charles v was an impressive and very descriptive interpretation of a man raised a catholic and partisan to some extent of spanish nobility and the true faith.
Spanish crown, and large amounts of gold which the aztecs were defeated by hernan cortes, leader of the invasion of the in cortes' second letter to the. Hernan cortes or hernando (1485-1547), spanish soldier, the conqueror of mexico, was born at medellin, a small town of estremadura, in 1485 he belonged to a noble family of decayed fortune, and, being destined for the law, was sent, at fourteen years of age, to the university of salamanca but study was distasteful to him, and he returned. Letter from hernan cortes to charles the v praeclara ferdinandi cortesii de noua maris oceani hyspania narratio sacratissimo 1524 from the rare book and special collections division at the library of congress.
This volume contains the second and third letters sent by hernán cortés to emperor charles v cortés's letters are reports and represent some of the earliest european accounts of mexican people, culture, religion, and history. The company attained international prominence again in 1992, for the discovery of the mid-18th century spanish shipwreck and the recovery of the lost hernan cortes treasure, that included the 964-carat isabella emerald, the world's largest faceted gem-quality emerald, and other ancient mayan and aztec artifacts. Document analysis: the second letter of henan cortés to charles vthe second letters to charles v were written by hernan cortés of spain in 1520 the letters were sent to charles v to justify cortés actions of attacking the aztec's.
The second relation letter from hernán cortés to emperor charles v is one of the five letters of relation written by hernán cortés to charles v, holy roman emperor by his name in the holy roman empire, and to his mother, the queen joanna of castile in which he relates his trips to mexico and the conquest of mexico-tenochtitlán. Hernan cortes: from second letter to spanish crown module by the end of this module, you should be able to explain cortes' experiences and observations with and about the aztecs, specifically, his comparison between the aztecs and the spanish. By depicting cortés as an ingenious strategist, the church and the spanish crown—who had judged him harshly in his lifetime—turned an unattractive war into a providential epic: by the end of the sixteenth century, cortés had gone from being a political outcast who died alone, in 1547, on an estate on the outskirts of seville, to the.
Just over a year later, when the expedition regrouped in the town of tepeaca—renamed segura de la frontera by the spanish—a second letter was sent to the crown, and it too was signed by the members of the company, some 420 men (see the appendix for a list of the signatories. Second & third letters to the royal crown the statements about tenochtitlan's religious behaviors brought forth a negative image upon all indigenous people around the world western europe's perceptions of indigenous people were based around the discoveries of one man: hernán cortés. Cortés sent his second letter to charles v more than a year later, in october of 1520 hernan cortes: facts, biography segunda carta de relacion: author, summary & theme related study. Royal audiencia of mexico the real audiencia of mexico ( spanish : real audiencia de méxico ) or high court was the highest tribunal of the spanish crown in the kingdom of new spain (not to be confused with the viceroyalty of new spain — named after the kingdom—which had a higher hierarchy and controller.
Hernan cortes: from the second letter to charles v 1520 study guide by taylor_wells25 includes 10 questions covering vocabulary, terms and more quizlet flashcards, activities and games help you improve your grades. Hernán cortés, or hernando cortez (kôrtĕz´, span ārnän´, ārnän´dō kōrtās´), 1485-1547, spanish conquistador, conqueror of mexico expedition to mexico cortés went (1504) first to hispaniola and later (1511) accompanied diego de velázquez to cuba. These settlers and the citizens back in europe had little or no curiosity about the native peoples who inhabited the lands false question 6 in his second letter to the spanish crown , hernan cortes describes tenochtitlan (mexico city) as a small, dirty, disorganized village inhabited by a starving and sickly population.